Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saadi Goes Worldwide

As precious stone is extracted from its natural environment to be cut and polished, revealing its infinite multi-colored reflections, SAADI derives elements of musical influence and transforms them into pop gems rich in melody and reflecting an almost schizophrenic obsession with music.

SAADI, the musical pseudonym of the radiant Boshra al Saadi, is an eclectic and transcendental artist with a unique ability to create harmonious tunes tiled from fragmentation's of both empathetic influence and detached curiosity.

Drawing early influence from sources as diverse as Bob Dylan, classic 80's synth pop, traditional Arabic music, punk rock, Nigerian music and Brian Eno, SAADI assembles her musical creation to form what is fundamentally her own. This collision of pop-smarts, exotic influences and fearless eclecticism spawns music which sounds both sophisticated and delightfully accessible.

One listen to "Bad City," and you'll agree. The tune is the perfect blend of pop, tribal rhythms, and sounds like Creatures records from the 90's. Is SAADI a Siouxsie in the making? That's open for debate, but what isn't is the fact that this girl has got the knack for making the unusual sound completely normal and that as we know is never a bad thing.

Download: Bad City

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